Employment Contract

Written contract of employment

Written contract of employment

An employer must supply a domestic/farm worker, when the domestic/farm worker starts work with the following particulars in writing:

  • The full name and address of the employer.
  • The name and occupation of the domestic/farm worker, or a brief description of the work for which the domestic/farm worker is employed.
  • The place of work, and where the domestic/farm worker is required or permitted to work at various places, an indication of this.
  • The date on which the employment began.
  • The domestic/farm worker’s ordinary hours of work and days of work.
  • The domestic/farm worker’s wage or the rate and method of payment.
  • The rate of pay for overtime work.
  • Any other cash payments that the domestic/farm worker is entitled to.
  • Any payment in kind that the domestic/farm worker is entitled to and the value of the payment in kind.
  • How frequently wages will be paid.
  • Any deductions to be made from the domestic/farm worker’s wages.
  • The leave to which the domestic/farm worker is entitled to.
  • The period of notice required to terminate employment, or if employment is for a specified period, the date when employment is to terminate.

B) If a domestic/farm worker is not able to understand the written particulars, the employer must ensure that they are explained to the domestic/farm worker in a language and in a manner that the domestic/farm worker understands:

  • The employer must revise the written particulars if the employer and domestic/farm worker agree to any change in the domestic/farm worker’s terms of employment.
  • The employer must sign the written particulars and any change in the terms of clause.

C)The employer may require the domestic/farm worker to:

  • Acknowledge receipt of the written particulars in writing on a copy of the particulars; or
  • If the domestic/farm worker is unable to or refuses to acknowledge receipt, record that the domestic/farm worker has received a copy of the written particulars.
  • An employer must retain a copy of the written particulars while the domestic/farm worker is employed and for three years thereafter.